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The '''Tennessee Valley Authority''' ('''TVA''') is a federally owned corporation in the United States created by congressional charter in May 1933 to provide navigation, flood flood control|control, electricity generation, fertilizer manufacturing, and economic development to the Tennessee Valley, a region particularly affected by the Great Depression. The enterprise was a result of the efforts of Senator George W. Norris of Nebraska. TVA was envisioned not only as a provider, but also as a regional economic development agency that would use federal experts and electricity to rapidly modernize the region's economy and society. T.V.A.'s service area covers most of Tennessee, portions of Alabama, Mississippi, and Kentucky, and small slices of Georgia (U.S. state)|Georgia, North Carolina, and Virginia. It was the first large regional planning agency of the...
Operating income$1.453 billion USD (FY 2013)
Net income$271 million USD (FY 2013)
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